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News Release

Play Alberta adds sports betting to roster

Regulated online sports betting. Here in Alberta.

St. Albert… The province’s only regulated, online gambling website, Play Alberta, is excited to announce that sports betting is now live. Players have the ability to place the types of wagers they’ve become accustomed to while introducing new types of bets and events.

Play Alberta is launching a platform, which will give players access to Money Line, Point Spread, Over/Under and Props for NHL, NFL, CFL, MLB, NBA, European soccer and much more.

“AGLC is continuously looking for ways to improve Play Alberta, and adding sports betting to the website will give consumers expanded gambling entertainment options. Play Alberta Sports Betting will take the existing sports betting market that players are familiar with and introduce a modern option that presents Albertans with choice and convenience in a safe and regulated environment.”
Kandice Machado, Acting President & Chief Executive Officer, AGLC

With sports gambling kicking off on Play Alberta, AGLC is proud to announce that players will be able to place both single- and multi-event wagers, after recent passage of the federal sports gambling legislation provided the opportunity for single-event betting.

“Introducing Play Alberta Sports Betting at this time will allow for legal-aged Albertans to play in a safe, regulated environment that gives them the most up-to-date events to wager on. With the first battle of Alberta days away in the CFL and both the NFL and NHL seasons on the horizon, it’s a very exciting time to be a sports bettor in the province.”
Steve Lautischer, Acting Vice President, Gaming and Cannabis, AGLC

AGLC’s GameSense Responsible Gambling Program will continue to be featured prominently across the entire website. Players have access to tools and resources that promote healthy gambling habits, including loss, bet and daily session limits and the Self-Exclusion Program.

Play Alberta website operator/vendor, NeoPollard Interactive (NPi), has an established relation with FDJ and their subsidiary, Sporting Solutions. Sporting Solutions will maintain odds and lines on Play Alberta and have a satellite office in Edmonton.

Play Alberta is accessible to Albertans over 18 and physically located within the province’s border through browsers on desktop, smartphones and tablets. 

AGLC is mandated to ensure the province’s gaming industry is carefully managed to maximize the benefits to Albertans. In 2020-21, more than $773 million in net gaming income was generated for the General Revenue Fund, which supports programs and services that Albertans rely on every day.

Albertans can stay up-to-date with new developments on PlayAlberta.ca by visiting the website or following @PlayAlbertaCA on Facebook and Twitter.

Related information

PlayAlberta.ca
Play Alberta NHL sports betting b-roll
Play Alberta NFL sports betting b-roll
GameSenseAB.ca
WCLC

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